I am so thankful for that Skype! It has made this week bearable. Dh has been reading bedtime stories, and just seeing daddy's face makes it easier. I can't wait until he comes home tomorrow!
I am very strict with our sleep schedule. To a point that dh sometimes gets aggravated with me when I say we can't do something because it will interrupt nap or bedtime. I also have people say to me all the time, "you make them go to bed at the same time in the summer as in the winter. That's no fun." I usually tell them the kids need their sleep for the busy summer days, and that mommy definitely still needs some time to herself at night no matter what the season is.
Woohoo to the extra caffeine working for you. I couldn't make it through my days without my coffee.
I will be praying for dh to be patient while God reveals His plan to him. I will also keep you in my prayers for energy and stress levels!
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I definitely recommend looking to see if you can hook up Skype. It made the separation a little easier on us all.
So sorry you have to fire somebody. That must be very difficult. I don't think I would be able to do it, and pray for it to go smoothly for you. Sorry you don't get to work from home without interruptions, but woohoo for dh saying thank you. I hope things continue to smooth out for you all.
Lets see. Today dh is going to take the dogs to the vet to for their yearly check ups and shots. Then one or both of us, (not sure yet) is going to take Julia, (maybe JJ too) to a birthday party from 11 - 2. Dh may go visit his grandmother in the hospital if he has time after getting his car to the shop! Crazy day. Tomorrow I am in the nursery at church. That is always fun, but I ALWAYS leave with baby fever. I have been good about keeping that under control.
We need some prayers here. I don't know how much you have read, but a quick back story. A year ago dh's grandma went into the hospital for surgery on her heart. The surgery went fine, but the anesthesiologist messed up and punctured her lung. Being older, she was never able to recover. Her lungs got worse and worse, now her body has wasted away. It is truly very sad to see. Yesterday, dh's grandpa decided to sign a DNR. If I understand correctly, she will not last long once taken off the respirator. She is a very important part of dh's family, and they are all taking it very hard. So they all need your prayers. My grandmother is also back in the hospital. She has had several mini strokes. Her left side has been weakened, and she can barely see. If she has no more strokes, and cooperates with the physical therapy, she should be ok. So prayers there would be appreciated also.
I ended up staying in the toddler side of the nursery anyways. JJ didn't like it when I was over on the baby side. I did get to hold one little guy for a little bit though.
Sorry to hear about dh's grandma being in the hospital, and possibly needing to go into a nursing home. I hope she doesn't mind going in there.
Oh no to hurting your back! I'm glad to hear that is feeling better, but boo that your arms are hurting now. Praying you can recover without a chiropractor's help.
I know our .laptop has the built in camera. Do you have a smart phone with a front facing camera? Those usually work for Skype as well. If not, I don't think the cameras cost that much.
I took the kids and the dog to the park this morning. We stopped at the playground for a little while. But Julia was really excited to ride her bike. So we walked the perimeter of the park, which is very large. We stopped to have a picnic lunch along the trail. The dog had a blast, and is now passed out.
JJ had his speech therapy this morning. He is frustrating me! He is being so stubborn, and doesn't want to cooperate with the therapist. He won't even repeat words to her that he will use during the day. For example, he wouldn't repeat the word ball this morning, which is one he uses almost daily. AAHH! The therapist said he is the toughest one she has ever had to crack, and is going to try to think of something new to reach him.
Ok, JJ is rolling around my acorn squash. I guess that means I have to go. Have a good day!
JJ doesn't mind sharing me with babies. I think the fact that I babysit, and Ariana is only 4 months older then him. So I used to hold them at the same time a lot. He just didn't like that he couldn't get to me. The rooms are separated by a half wall with a half door. He knew I was there, but he couldn't see me.
My grandma may need to go to a nursing home also. Especially if she doesn't cooperate with the physical therapy. I have to call my mom today and see how it is going. I feel so torn. I want to go down to visit with my grandmother, but at the same time I want to stay near dh and his grandmother. Dhs' grandma is in worse condition, and I am not close to my grandmother. I am actually closer to dh's then my own. Sad, but very true. Mine didn't treat me very well, and his treated me like one of her own. She treated her own extremely well.
I love our trips to the parks. There are three all within 15 minutes of me. The one we went to yesterday is even closer then that. The second has a splash pad with the kids love to use. The third we tried once, but it is kind of crummy. We won't be back to that one at all.
I hope the man is able to find another job. This is obviously not the one he is meant to have. So hopefully God leads him to the correct one.
Julia and I worked with JJ last night identifying pictures from a book. He did really well. So I hope he carries that over to his speech therapy today. I'm hoping if we celebrate his successes the same as we did last night, maybe he'll want to cooperate. After that, I am hoping to make a quick run to the library. The kids need new books, and I have 3 on hold.
I hope you have a great day today!
Oh I am so frustrated with my grandmother! She is a very strange lady, and I don't want to go into the entire crazy situation that has been going on between her, her one dd, and my mom and uncle. But my aunt and cousin secretly stole almost all her money, but she still wants to be stuck up their rear end. (No nicer way of putting it.) I told you that just so you understand the next part. She seriously pretended to have another stroke, and that she was completely blind, so that my aunt would stay right with her. She has been busted pretending to be blind. She "can't see' when somebody comes to visit, or when she wants somebody to FEED HER, but she was able to see the athletes while watching the Olympics on tv. We all thought she was having more strokes, thought we were going to be losing her, and she is faking. I am so frustrated, especially with what is also going on with dh's grandma.
I don't get too frustrated when JJ doesn't cooperate with the ST. At least he sits there and doesn't scream and have a fit. I just so badly want to be able to talk to my little boy. I'm usually ok, but sometimes I get so upset that I can't. I know it will all work out, and trusting in God that it will happen at the perfect time.
It must be fun to sing at church. I wish I could volunteer more at church, but it just isn't possible right now. Dh's work schedule is so unpredictable with the over time, and if I had JJ with me, I wouldn't be able to do anything besides chase him. Hopefully when my kids get older.
It is supposed to be hot and humid here as well. I want to sneak out before it gets too hot and mow my backyard. The front and sides are ok, but the back is really long. During the drought, it got plenty of water from the kiddie pool, sprinklers, and slip and slides. So it is very long, and now attracting bees. I got stung yesterday, so this is a high priority for me today.
Have a good day today!